Wondering which Division is right for your son or daughter? Here is a some quick guidance.
Tee Ball is intended for players ages 4 to 6 with little or no experience in a team environment. In the spring, most games are played against other Damascus Teams and are held in Damascus.
Coach Pitch is intended for players ages 5 and 6 who have either completed a season of tee ball of who can play catch and can hit a thrown ball. In the spring, most games are played against other Damascus Teams and are held in Damascus
Machine Pitch* is intended for players ages 7 and 8 who have played at least one season of coach pitch. Damascus teams generally play interleague with surrounding associations (e.g., Clarksburg).
9 and 10 Player Pitch*, as the name suggests, is the youngest division where players pitch to each other. Play is conducted on a 60 foot diamond, and there is no leading or stealing. Damascus teams generally play interleague with surrounding associations (e.g., Clarksburg and Urbana).
11 and 12 Player Pitch*, is more advanced. Play is conducted on a 70 foot diamond and leading and stealing is allowed. Damascus teams generally play interleague with surrounding associations (e.g., Clarksburg and Urbana).
13 to 15 Player Pitch*, is the most advanced recreation program offered by DSA baseball. Damascus teams play interleague with the Rockville Baseball Association.
NOTE: More advanced players ages 8 and up may want to consider DSA’s Select Baseball program. 2019 Spring Teams have already formed, but tryouts for the fall select program will be held in August
How much does it cost to play? For the 2019 Spring Season, player fees are as follows (not
including any outstanding DSA Membership dues, which is $40 per family per
Tee Ball - $65.00, Coach Pitch - $75, Machine Pitch - $110, and Player Pitch - $160.
How does DSA Baseball form House teams? DSA Baseball does not consider requests to play for specific coaches, because we think all our coaches are terrific! DSA Baseball will consider three criteria when forming rec teams: 1) The Previous Coach. Returning players will be placed with their most recent spring coach, unless the parent specifically requests NOT to be placed with that coach in the Comment field of of the registration form; 2) Their friends. Parents of players new to the program or division may make requests to be placed on a team with another player, again using the Comment field of the registration form, and 3) The Roster Size. There is an ideal size for baseball teams at each level, and DSA Baseball won’t exceed that ideal number simply to honor a request to be paired with another player. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee we will be able to honor requests to be placed with friends and relatives (other than siblings), but we will try our best!
Other questions? Including how you can help with one of DSA’s most popular programs? Contact Dan Walker, DSA Commissioner of Baseball at email@example.com We are always looking for help, so if you’d like to get involved, drop Dan a note or volunteer when you register your player (see discussion below for more details).
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Please consider supporting the local community by becoming a volunteer for the baseball program. Most positions do not require a tremendous amount of time, but every position is as important as the next and helps provide the children of the community with the best overall experience possible.
The following volunteer positions are open for the baseball program.
These positions are critical to the success of the program and to the enjoyment of every player and their families. For more information, or if you are interested in any of these position, please email Dan Walker, DSA Commissioner for Baseball at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to visit the DSA website at www.dsasports.org for more information.
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